Red Rocket Crape Myrtle Of all of the crape myrtle trees, one of the fastest growing is the red rocket crepe myrtle. In fact, this tree, when properly pruned, can grow up to several feet or more every year. It is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful out of all of the red flowering tree, especially in the southern states. From early July all the way up to late September, they display red blossoms that are almost iridescent in nature. They are widely prized among blooming tree aficionados. They are also very durable as they are extremely resistant to mildew, making them a great option for beginners.
As far as decorative trees are concerned, they are very affordable to purchase. In fact, many homeowners choose to line either side of their driveways. Professional landscapers or horticulturists will often plant the red rocket crepe myrtle in odd number groupings, which result in a display of striking beauty. Both this tree and its blooms are widely popular among city dwellers as the tree is perfect for small city lots that urban households inherently have. The Red Rocket thrives in an environment that has changes in all four seasons.
The flowering tree will reach maturity at about 20 to 30 feet of height. The spread for a fully mature tree will be approximately 10 to 15 feet. Experts recommend that if homeowners are planting the trees to be used as a screen, to plan on planting them about 8 to 10 feet apart. They can also be paired with companion plants for the ultimate in beautiful landscaping.
For the trees to bloom fully and achieve maximum potential, they must be planted where they have maximum exposure to sunlight. If the trees are subject to being blocked from the sun by even a few hours a day, the gorgeous blooms will not fully develop.